I have written before that one of my biggest regrets in my first marriage was that we did not take enough pictures and videos of our family interactions. A second regret is that in those years since Theresa's repose, many of my memories are already fading away. I find myself thinking about what countries did we visit; what year was it that we were in the St. Patrick's day parade in Killarney? How nice it would be to have something physical, or at least digital, to refresh my memory.
Today marks 4 years since Jennie and I said, "I do". In the span of those 1,461 days, there have been many memorable events. I can not think of a better occasion than our wedding anniversary to memorialize some of those days/events. So, with an imperfect memory, here goes:
June 10, 2017
I had "hijacked" a video made by Bishop Robert Barron and injected a few photos into it. At the end of the video I asked Jennie to marry me and she said yes!
June 23, 2017 - I had left for my 2 weeks of in-residence training at the Byzantine seminary in Pittsburgh. Jennie flew out for the weekend and was surprised when I told her to come and pick me up on Friday night. I guess she thought I was really being cloistered. We made our way to an Irish pub where we walked and did a little dance in the rain. We spent some of the time watching a singing performance by Emma (via FaceTime). That weekend we spent exploring Pittsburgh and learning that we loved to visit the churches. Little did we know that it would also signal the beginning of the Pipta inquisition!
Fall - 2018